Anybody who's ever owned a pet will know just how heartbreaking it is to lose one. But despite the sadness that comes with having to say goodbye, it can never outweigh the joy that pets bring to your life. Sure your dog might eat your slippers from time to time, and perhaps your cat pukes on the couch every now and then, but these are small prices to pay (well, depending on how expensive your couch is) in comparison to all the sunshine that pets bring us.

In homage to pets worldwide, Bored Panda has compiled this bittersweet list of first and last pet pictures. They'll make you laugh. They'll make you cry. And they'll make you remember how awesome pets can be.

Have any pictures you'd like to share? Then feel free to add to the list. (h/t: dodo)

#1

This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

This Is My Best Friend Genevieve, On The First Day We Met, And The Last Day

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#2

Guy Recreates Photo With His Dog 15 Years Later To Say Goodbye

Guy Recreates Photo With His Dog 15 Years Later To Say Goodbye

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#3

From The First Day To The Last, We Were Bestfriends. I'll Miss You Mikie

From The First Day To The Last, We Were Bestfriends. I'll Miss You Mikie

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#4

First And Last Photo. 16 Years Difference

First And Last Photo. 16 Years Difference

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#5

I Had To Put My First Dog Down After 14 Years Of Wonderful Companionship, Rip Docker

I Had To Put My First Dog Down After 14 Years Of Wonderful Companionship, Rip Docker

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#6

The Day We Said Hello And The Day We Said Goodbye

The Day We Said Hello And The Day We Said Goodbye

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Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Saying goodbye to your smiling human, cuddled with him is the best way to say goodbye. I'm sure (s)he went to sleep in peace.

#7

Here's The First And The Last Pictures We Ever Took Of Our Old Dog, 16 Years Apart

Here's The First And The Last Pictures We Ever Took Of Our Old Dog, 16 Years Apart

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Liz Miller
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a very happy dog who had a very happy life

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#8

The First And Last Night With My Pup. Rest In Peace

The First And Last Night With My Pup. Rest In Peace

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#9

First And Last Photo Of My Best Friend

First And Last Photo Of My Best Friend

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#10

The First And Last Photos Of My Best Friend

The First And Last Photos Of My Best Friend

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#11

We Loved Our Cat Indie From The Day She Was Born Even Though She Was Deaf, Blind, And Had Seizures

We Loved Our Cat Indie From The Day She Was Born Even Though She Was Deaf, Blind, And Had Seizures

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#12

Our Beautiful Bossy Cassie Died Suddenly 3 Years Ago Today. We Still Miss Her. Here Are The Firt And Last Photos I Ever Took Of Her

Our Beautiful Bossy Cassie Died Suddenly 3 Years Ago Today. We Still Miss Her. Here Are The Firt And Last Photos I Ever Took Of Her

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#13

My Mickey On His First And Last Day At My House

My Mickey On His First And Last Day At My House

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw what a sweet puppy he was! And a very handsome and distinguished old man <3

#14

Our First And Last Pictures Together. Mortimer, 1991-2010

Our First And Last Pictures Together. Mortimer, 1991-2010

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#15

This Is The First And Last Picture I Ever Took Of Him

This Is The First And Last Picture I Ever Took Of Him

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Péter Fábián
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just like my Pocok: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155534124474507&set=p.10155534124474507&type=3&theater

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#16

His First Day With Us And His Last. 4 Years Goes By In A Blink Of An Eye. Goodbye Wally

His First Day With Us And His Last. 4 Years Goes By In A Blink Of An Eye. Goodbye Wally

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#17

On The First Day Together, And On The Last. He Was A Real Homie

On The First Day Together, And On The Last. He Was A Real Homie

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#18

First (2000) And Last (2014) Pics Of Bert

First (2000) And Last (2014) Pics Of Bert

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#19

My Girlfriend's Dog, Nala. She Lived To The Ripe Old Age Of 17 And A Half

My Girlfriend's Dog, Nala. She Lived To The Ripe Old Age Of 17 And A Half

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#20

Had To Say Goodbye To Our Companion Of 14 Years Today. Here Are His Pictures From His First Month And Last Month With Us

Had To Say Goodbye To Our Companion Of 14 Years Today. Here Are His Pictures From His First Month And Last Month With Us

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh he was gorgeous! Such a sweet face <3

#21

This Is My Cat's First And Last Picture

This Is My Cat's First And Last Picture

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#22

The Day Sadie Came Into My Life And Our Last Boat Ride Together

The Day Sadie Came Into My Life And Our Last Boat Ride Together

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#23

First And Last Pics Of My Furkid

First And Last Pics Of My Furkid

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww he/she was so beautiful! Those eyes <3

#24

First Day, Last Week. Lost My Companion Of 18 Years

First Day, Last Week. Lost My Companion Of 18 Years

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#25

First Picture Ever Taken Of Us On The Left, Last Ever On The Right

First Picture Ever Taken Of Us On The Left, Last Ever On The Right

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Csipai Betti
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do I have to say Hello? Do I have to say Goodbye?

#26

The First And Last Pics Of My Dog Addie

The First And Last Pics Of My Dog Addie

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Stella Pajukallio
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how old animals go grey just like us humans :)

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#27

The First And Last Picture Taken Of My Best Friend, I Love You Mel

The First And Last Picture Taken Of My Best Friend, I Love You Mel

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Chuchip Conley
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a kitty names Mel too! so cute...both of you!

#28

My First Picture And Last Picture With Kilo

My First Picture And Last Picture With Kilo

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww! How long did you have him? I have wild hedgies in my garden, they're not as cute as Kilo was though.

#29

The First And Last Picture Of My Cat, Steve Holt! I'll Miss You So Much, Buddy

The First And Last Picture Of My Cat, Steve Holt! I'll Miss You So Much, Buddy

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#30

This Is My Old Dog Lucy. She Passed Away At 16

This Is My Old Dog Lucy. She Passed Away At 16

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Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She had some bladders problems? 16 yo is great for a puddle.

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#31

From The First "hi" To The Final "goodbye" The Best Dog I've Ever Had

From The First "hi" To The Final "goodbye" The Best Dog I've Ever Had

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#32

My Very First And Very Last Day With My Dog, Coco

My Very First And Very Last Day With My Dog, Coco

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#33

My Red Girl Just Passed Away In April This Year At 14.5 Years Of Age. We Got Her At Six Weeks

My Red Girl Just Passed Away In April This Year At 14.5 Years Of Age. We Got Her At Six Weeks

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Mervin Lyons
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a red heeler, best cattle dogs ever!

#34

The First Day And The Last Day

The First Day And The Last Day

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#35

Here's The First Picture I Took Of Our Cat Simba And One Of The Last

Here's The First Picture I Took Of Our Cat Simba And One Of The Last

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Wendy Bradford
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like Simba was one talkative cat.

#36

My Dog On One Of His First Days And On His Last

My Dog On One Of His First Days And On His Last

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#37

First And Probably The Last Picture Of Elvis

First And Probably The Last Picture Of Elvis

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#38

My Best Friend Is Now Gone After 10 Years Of Friendship. This Is Her First And Last Picture

My Best Friend Is Now Gone After 10 Years Of Friendship. This Is Her First And Last Picture

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Kayla Richardson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you don't mind me asking, what happened to her right-front paw? She looks like a cuddle bug, hope you can find a way to cope.

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#39

Goodbye, Figaro

Goodbye, Figaro

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#40

This Is The First And Last Photo I Took Of Our Dog Millie

This Is The First And Last Photo I Took Of Our Dog Millie

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#41

My Dog Passed Away After 13 Years Together. Our First Day And Last Day Together

My Dog Passed Away After 13 Years Together. Our First Day And Last Day Together

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#42

Rip Lizzy. First And Last Pics I Took Of Her

Rip Lizzy. First And Last Pics I Took Of Her

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#43

Indiana's First And Last Photos

Indiana's First And Last Photos

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#44

Our First And Last Days With Our Beautiful Lucie

Our First And Last Days With Our Beautiful Lucie

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#45

From The Day We Adopted Her To Her Final Hours.

From The Day We Adopted Her To Her Final Hours.

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Wendy Bradford
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This really shook me up. I dont know if it was the casual scrolling finally got me, or the eyes of that second pic. I believe it was the those serious eyes. Such dignity.

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#46

My Kitten, Mia, Unexpectedly Passed Away. Here Is Our First Meeting, And Last Photo Together

My Kitten, Mia, Unexpectedly Passed Away. Here Is Our First Meeting, And Last Photo Together

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#47

She Was My Best Deaf Girlfriend For 24 Years.

She Was My Best Deaf Girlfriend For 24 Years.

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Sarah Lennie
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They're all so heartbreaking, but this one really got me. Sleep peacefully, beautiful lady.

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#48

Last Picture I Took Of My Baby Boy. 14 Wonderful Years Together

Last Picture I Took Of My Baby Boy. 14 Wonderful Years Together

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#49

She Was My Best Friend. My Partner In Crime. Love You Lady. Always And Forever.

She Was My Best Friend. My Partner In Crime. Love You Lady. Always And Forever.

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Rita Ernikova
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anna (doughter): My beautiful Lady. Everything is so empty with out you. My soul cries and hurts without you. I love you very much. We will meet again and never part. Mom

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#50

Deva's First (2001) And Last (2016) Photos. My Teacher. My Friend. My Heart.

Deva's First (2001) And Last (2016) Photos. My Teacher. My Friend. My Heart.

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#51

Our First And Last Day With Ruby????

Our First And Last Day With Ruby????

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#52

Mr. Jones, How Much He Loved Cardbord Boxes. I Miss You Trusted Friend.

Mr. Jones, How Much He Loved Cardbord Boxes. I Miss You Trusted Friend.

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#53

My Best Deaf Girlfriend For 24 Years-1

My Best Deaf Girlfriend For 24 Years-1

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#54

One Last Doggy Selfie...found This On My Phone Taken The Weekend Before We Lost Her

One Last Doggy Selfie...found This On My Phone Taken The Weekend Before We Lost Her

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww she was a gorgeous choccie! I love the cheekiness in her face in the puppy pic, and the wise was of her last pic <3

#55

My Sweet Rabbit's First Photo.... And The Last I Took Of Him. Rip Jack !

My Sweet Rabbit's First Photo.... And The Last I Took Of Him. Rip Jack !

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#56

First Picture To Your Last. You've Taught Me So Much, Zoey. You Are Missed.

First Picture To Your Last. You've Taught Me So Much, Zoey. You Are Missed.

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#57

Charlie The Skunk's First And Last Day. She Was The Most Cuddly Animal In The World!

Charlie The Skunk's First And Last Day. She Was The Most Cuddly Animal In The World!

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Donna Oades
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh wow, I didn't even know you could get pet skunks! She really does look like she was so cuddly! Very sweet <3

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#58

Last Picture With My Old Girl

Last Picture With My Old Girl

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#59

18 Long Years We Spent Together & You'll Always Be My Best Friend

18 Long Years We Spent Together & You'll Always Be My Best Friend

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#60

Our Bosco His Last Day!

Our Bosco His Last Day!

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#61

This Is My Lovely Dog Belle When She Was Couple Of Weeks Old And Before She Passed Away:(

This Is My Lovely Dog Belle When She Was Couple Of Weeks Old And Before She Passed Away:(

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#62

The First Day And The Last Day Of Didi...the Angel That Came Into My Life...forever In My Heart

The First Day And The Last Day Of Didi...the Angel That Came Into My Life...forever In My Heart

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#63

This Was My Best Friend Titan On One Of Our First Days Together And His Last Day. Love You ,bud

This Was My Best Friend Titan On One Of Our First Days Together And His Last Day. Love You ,bud

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#64

First And Last Photos With Taxi. I Miss Those Floppy Ears

First And Last Photos With Taxi. I Miss Those Floppy Ears